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The world's largest ball of paint isDec 30 2005

The world's largest ball of paint is a baseball covered in 19,100 coats of paint, weighs 1700 pounds, and has taken 28 1/2 years to get to this stage.

A history and examination of paint by numberAug 04 2005

A history and examination of paint by number. "It invited people who had never before held a paintbrush to enter a world of art and creativity."

The decline of the baseball card industryAug 04 2005

The decline of the baseball card industry. I collected in the late 80s, early 90s. It became a lot less fun when the companies started releasing special editions in limited quantities just to drive up value and demand artificially.

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